Ava “The Lady of Boxing” Knight | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric
EPISODE: Episode 41
Mike and Cedric discuss Amalie Michelle Knight-Salicka (born August 15, 1988), an American professional boxer. From 2011 to 2012, she held the IBF female flyweight title and has challenged for world titles in three weight divisions: the WBC female super flyweight title in 2009; the WBO female bantamweight title in 2011; and the WBC female light flyweight title in 2013. By September 2020, she is ranked fourth among active female flyweights by The Ring and eighth by BoxRec.
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[, Music ]: what up taco fight fans thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of knuckle up at four with mike orr and cedric ben, who is not in the den who’s outside in the streets? Look out, people in windsor be careful.
We are here today to talk about main weather promotions, the continuation all week, we’ve been doing it and we’re going to talk it’s female friday, we’re going to talk about the woman that is signed to mayweather promotions, and that is ava the lady of boxing night.
Yes, ava, the lady boxing of knight, who is holding a professional record right now of 20, wins two losses: five draws with five kos in the flyweight division.
She is ranked number two out of nine in the united states 19 out of 179 in the world, and this girl is 33 years old, standing 5-4 and lives in las vegas nevada, originally from chico california, and coming off a unanimous decision win back december.
The 5th last year against nancy franco, who was 19 15 and two uh cedric you seen this girl fight man, you’ve seen this girl fight, can’t hear you can’t hear you yeah yeah, so i put on mute.
So you wouldn’t hear the background noise there, but uh.
Yes, ava boss she’s been around for a while, i’m pretty sure her um she’s been around for at least you know, 10 years uh in the game, 2007 debut, oh wow, exactly so uh yeah she’s been in the game for a minute.
So it’s hard to stay in this boxing games, especially you know, if you’re not in the spotlight as much so yeah, i’m assuming she kept her finances good to be able to.
You know, definitely she’s only fighting about once a year.
So i guess her finances really.
Well, but as far as skills yeah, she has the skills um, it’s funny because she doesn’t uh.
Even in the smaller weight classes, a lot of times, they’ll throw um.
You know they have a more faster, faster pace.
She doesn’t exactly have a fast pace: uh she’s more, like she’s, a you know, a true boxer.
She she picks him and chooses her punches um, but when she does land you can tell they have pop to them.
So this little 115 pounder yes, has pop in those hands uh.
You know she has knocked out a few of her.
You know a few of her opponents and honestly these these girls, man yeah those flyweights.
They fly fast pace.
What i like about her is that she can she can control it.
She can slow it down to her pace, get them to fight her game and uh, you know, has a winning record because of it uh.
You know this girl.
She signs mayweather promotions, uh.
You know known as lady of boxing um, you know she’s born in a small town of california, she’s polish in african descent and she’s, a former five-time boxing.
You know and is a former five-time boxing uh champion currently residing in las vegas.
She never played sports growing up.
However, she practiced ballet in her younger years and at the age of 13, knight began boxing at chico boxing for fitness club in june of 2001.
unbeknownst to her.
She had a natural talent and a year into her training in the gym.
She began to take her training more seriously and elevated to a level uh in order to compete and in 2002 uh she began her boxing career as an amateur fighter.
Finding it tough to secure opponents, nike decided to end her career as an amateur in 2007, after just 32 amateur fights, which her record was 28-4 and then turned pro at the age of 19.
She was crowned uh with her.
You know she was crowned with her ring name, the lady of boxing by her former coach, joe rodriguez, because of the way she carried herself in the gym always being polite, never cursing to train with joe for eight years, who helped build the foundation of her fundamentals.
In the sport, along with his son louis rodriguez and her father elliott, you know since journey growth, she has begun.
She’S been on that pound-for-pound best female fighter of the world on on the top 10 list from from years 2011 to 2015.
, she’s also won female boxer of the year in 2016.
You know and she’s on that list of the hottest female boxers for years 2013 to 2015.
You know in 2014, she made her move from the bay area to las vegas in hopes of catching the attention of promoters and guess what she did.
Man and she ended up signing with mayweather promotions in january of 2018, made her debut under the company’s banner on september 22nd, 2018, where she had earned a unanimous decision.
Victory over nancy franco guys go watch these fights, this girl, she’s small packs of punch.
You know great skills, real natural talent.
This is why mayweather signed her.
This is what he’s got her uh.
You know on the roster guys you heard it here.
Man watch out for this girl.
If you don’t know, mayweather’s got girls on the roster, and this is her ava.
The lady of boxing, who gets the skin in the ring before the years up.
Man he’s usually good for her fight a year, so you know she’s getting up there in age.
, what i saw she had she had an mma fight too.
I didn’t click on it, but i saw that she got a little bit of mma too so yeah well-rounded, she’s, very well-rounded and uh definitely definitely a a little bit of a beast in there.
Man, small little flyweight, you can definitely pack a punch.
I like watching her fight guys and i’m like 115 pounds of fury, yeah man, yo 115 pounds knocking people out, yeah yeah, that’s like being in a really bad wind storm and getting knocked over man like yeah, yeah yeah, but guys be on the lookout for her Man next time, she’s in the ring, you’re definitely going to want to check out the fight she’s very entertaining to watch mike gordon iv and cedric ben.
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We can maybe continuing with mayweather promotions or we might be definitely.
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